Puuc Route and Mayan Villages

No. 012 Prepare your Toksel polcan

Places close to the experience where you can spend the night:


Days open to the public:

Domingo, Miércoles, Viernes, Sábado

Schedules in which you can enjoy the experience:

11:00 - 18:00

Contact number to make reservations:

Approximate price:


Months in which you can enjoy the experience:

Todo el año

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The polcan is one of the authentic pre-Hispanic foods that persist to this day and is part of Yucatecan gastronomy. Its name comes from the Mayan word "pool", which means head, and "can", which means snake, hence the oval shape of the polcan.


Made with white corn dough, its filling is known as toksel and is mixed with white beans called ibes, ground pumpkin seed, epazote, cilantro, onion, and habanero chilli. Tradition dictates that a piece of stone, known as "tok", should be used in the final part of its cooking. This is the native ingredient to give it the best flavour.

Details of interest:

Includes: demo class for preparing snacks, 4-course menu, and dessert.
Duration of the experience: 3 hours.
Tourist recommendations: Reserve in advance.
Minimum/maximum capacity: 1 person / 20 people.
Payment methods: Cash and bank cards.
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Distance from Mérida to experience:


Duration of experience:

3 horas approximately

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